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Faculty Research

Dr. Warren Jasper

Sep 27, 2021

Wilson College Professor Finishing Up Prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship

For the past year, Dr. Warren Jasper has been providing high-level science and technology expertise to the U.S. Department of State. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Why Disinfecting Your Mask with Alcohol or Bleach Is Almost Certainly a Bad Idea

NC State researchers evaluated impacts on health and the environment from improper use of chemical disinfectants. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Researchers Are Developing Better Tests for Face Coverings With New Tech

Backed by a grant from the CDC, NC State researchers are working on new technology to simultaneously test face coverings' breathability, filtration and fit. 

Students in lab

Aug 25, 2021

Undergraduate Students Contribute to Research for Environmental, Human Health

Undergraduate students in Dr. Januka Budhathoki-Uprety's lab spent their summer contributing to research with both health and sustainability impacts. 

Jessica Gluck

Aug 16, 2021

Last Choice, Best Decision

A new series highlights Wilson College of Textiles alumni who are now faculty teaching the next generation of students. 

Dr. Ericka Ford

Jul 14, 2021

Creating Fibers – and Greener Jobs

Assistant Professor Ericka Ford is training the next generation of solution spinning professionals. The work starts in the lab, and the results position her team as the go-to resource for industry partners. 

Mosquitos

Jul 13, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Belltower

Jul 7, 2021

Making Her Mark: Wei Gao Honored as University Scholar

Growing up in Jurong in Southeast China, TECS Associate Professor Wei Gao displayed a strong interest in fibers and fabrics, and later, a passion for advanced materials research. Her love of learning and unparalleled work ethic culminated in her receiving NC State‚Äôs prestigious University Faculty Scholar designation. 

Enzyme coated yarn

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated with Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial film

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture.